As some of you know, in addition to working in the Admissions Office, I also teach Latin at Saint Ignatius and am something of a "word nerd." Thus, each week, I’ll sneak a vocabulary word (sometimes derived from Latin, sometimes not) into the e-blast. Here, then, is this week’s edition of the Etymology Word of the Week
- "a surviving memorial of something past; an object having interest by reason of its age.” From the Latin verb relinquere meaning “to leave behind, abandon, forsake” which itself comes from the Latin prefix re- meaning “back, again” and the Latin verb linquere meaning “to leave.” (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com
- relinquish, derelict (originally meant "deserted ship OR ship that was left behind at sea or the shore")
- "Many pilgrims used to travel to Europe to view the relics of early Christian martyrs."
FINISH THE PHRASE
- We'll cross that bridge... (scroll for answer)
...when we come to it.